Tuesday, 30 July 2013

NOTD: A Tropical Touch

Merry meet, bloggers! :-)
Today I thought I would share with you a 'nail of the day'--my very first, to be exact! 

The nail polish I'm using is the Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine, in the shade 317 Guava, which was a bargain if you ask me at £3.99 from Boots. Now, I'm sure everyone has heard nothing but praise about the Gelly Hi-Shine range, which, if you haven't, you must have been living under a rock these past couple of months because it is uh-ma-zing! So, instead of writing reems about it's thick, long-lasting, sheeny shiny-ness, I thought I'd focus on the colour.

As soon as I reached the Barry M stand in Boots, this particular nail polish caught my eye. My favourite colour is duck-egg blue, and I love all greeny-blue colour variations, including turquoise. If I were to describe this colour, I would say 'tropical turquoise'. It's summery, bright, different from the usual pastel shades, and it has a tropical touch that I just fell in love with.

Argh, the camera wouldn't focus properly! This was the best shot of about 500000 tries!
This polish is named Guava, which, if you ask me, doesn't make much sense, as you'd expect a shade called Guava to be either a coral-pink or zesty-green shade--here's a picture of some guavas if you're not entirely sure on what they look like (in my opinion, they are a very pretty fruit!): 

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The shade doesn't make much sense, does it? However, the name does quite suit the shade, in my opinion, and I'm not quite sure why. 

I've been wearing this shade a lot ever since I bought it--it matches perfectly with some jeans I bought from Primark a while back, and it's perfect to spruce up a more neutral outfit by adding a tropical, summery flare. The shade also looks fab with an accent nail--I've used Barry M's Croc Nail Effects in black with this nail polish and it looks wonderful!

I hope you're all having fabulous summers, and until next time! :-)


Erin Jaine said...

I love the Gelly ones, I actually just painted my nails with Lychee before reading this (another name that doesn't match the colour!)

Keep up these posts, can't believe you're only 15! xxx


Caitlin Elliott said...

Love this haha, looks great!xo
Followed you xo
http://caitlinaaa.blogspot.co.uk xo

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